Have a stunning week! (-leaving town but shall link up to blogosphere).
After pondering the video series & documentary, I realized again what a blast it’s been. Few things are as fun & engaging as meeting geek-folks who love their lives & what they do (and want to share it). I’ve learned tons on video tech & style from great peeps (join us for happy hour this Thursday!).
And I’ve got a burnin’ drive to make these things happen by March!
– vlog more on favorite parts of the project, the people interviewed etc; post more personal reflections via video;
– get up to speed on Final Cut (Andy’s a big resource on Final Cut trends & tips) — as to post clips from couple interviews more steadily (weekly!);
– diversify media e.g. podcast w/ Audacity, post photos, etc
After some weeks of tinkering with Final Cut and being amazed and dazzled with its capability, I’m – only for the short-term – returning to iMovie and here’s why:
Santa is disappointed too.
Yep – Final Cut is absolutely amazing and in-depth but it’s darned humbling!
No matter what I do in Final Cut, it looks like ‘The Suck’ (…as my man is known to say). I’ve ripped up footage, mis-aligned audio, and haven’t posted project-related clips on the blog in for-ev-ah (despite interviewing folks on a regular, fantastically fun basis e.g. footage is ready to fly!).
I fear this means I’m impatient in learning this. Ok! But the truth is, methinks learning in a collaborative environment with this may be useful. Or is that wimpy?
What’s your Final Cut (Express or Pro) learning-curve experience?!
Here’s a hip update on a workflow management tool for FCP.
I’m still pluggin’ along on learning Final Cut Express & am increasingly eager to share new clips from the footage pipeline (four couple interviews!).
While digging into Final Cut Express, I won’t be posting quite as much original footage (which is hard to not do for some reason…it feels like playing hooky). But learning Final Cut is a passionate dream and I must prevent letting devilish procrastination impede this emerging Final Cut self study!
In the meantime, for the love of all things documentary:
Jay at The Documentary Blog recently launched a new series which includes clips from the making of his personal documentary project Obsessed and Scientific.
If you like non-fiction and time travel and have one minute, take a look.
A quick post before Christmas Eve dinner…
As for the video series and documentary, interviews are in the pipeline with awesome goals for next year (-shall seek out some CTOs and Open Source champions in spring). I’m a little nervous to reach out to some folks e.g. DoD, White House, Texas Instruments but heck, you never know which couples want to share their lives.
Hey – which computer-tech-geek and significant other would you want to learn about?
But for now, posting raw footage will slow; I’m learning Final Cut Express and exporting out of iMovie. Thanks again Santa who gave a huge surprise (wasn’t going to invest in Final Cut until mid-year).
May your 2007 involve mega wonder & joy (…like the look the gift puts on her face).
Listen to filmmaker Andy Coon’s strong podcast.
-how her latest documentary The War Tapes began production
-why stories of certain soldiers were chosen over others
-subjectivity vs objectivity
-where truth comes from
…it’s all there.